Heidegger and Unconcealment

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Heidegger and Unconcealment

By Mark A. Wrathall

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This book includes ten essays that trace the notion of unconcealment as it develops from Heidegger's early writings to his later work, shaping his philosophy of truth, language and history. 'Unconcealment' is the idea that what entities are depends on the conditions that allow them to manifest themselves. This concept, central to Heidegger's work, also applies to worlds in a dual sense: first, a condition of entities manifesting themselves is the existence of a world; and second, worlds themselves are disclosed. The unconcealment or disclosure of a world is the most important historical event, and Heidegger believes there have been a number of quite distinct worlds that have emerged and disappeared in history. Heidegger's thought as a whole can profitably be seen as working out the implications of the original understanding of unconcealment.

Subject: Social Sciences -> Philosophy -> History & Surveys

Heidegger and Unconcealment
Truth, Language, and History
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 11/1/10
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 0511861613
ISBN 13: 9780511861611
Print ISBN: 9780521518161

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